Tagged: civil rights

When Women Roar

When Women Roar

Was Rudyard Kipling right when he declared that “the female of the species is more deadly than the male”? As a famous female used to say, “You betcha!” Kipling cites examples among wild animals...

Women Shouldn’t Have to Go it Alone

Women Shouldn’t Have to Go it Alone

The activists who organized that women’s march on Washington are calling on Americans to join a global women’s strike on March 8. Millions showed up for the march but will the strike be as successful?...

The State of the Union

The State of the Union

  The election of Donald Trump to the highest post in the land leaves me wondering whether the states can remain united.  There is so little to unite Alabama and Oregon for example. Or Mississippi...

A New Day for Women

A New Day for Women

  The oppression of women has many aspects. Some are obvious – lower pay than men, for example. But others are masked by centuries-old  cultural traditions – externally imposed standards of morality and demeanor, makeup,...

Turning Back the Clock

Turning Back the Clock

Throughout history, progress has been like a pendulum, swinging forward and backward in response to the natural law that every action prompts an opposite reaction. It seems to me that we are going through...

It’s a Day to Remember those Civil Rights Martyrs

It’s a Day to Remember those Civil Rights Martyrs

  It is a morning when even this part of the Sunshine State is cold and wet, and the Northeast coast is bracing for another spell of wretched weather. On the television a black...

Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

I will be 78 years old tomorrow. Seventy eight years of joy and laughter, disappointment and despair. That’s a long time. When I was born there was no penicillin,  no radar, no birth control pills,...

I Yield the Floor to Representative John Lewis

I Yield the Floor to Representative John Lewis

Today, I received an email from a hero of the civil rights movement, Representative John Lewis (photo above). I found it so inspiring that I decided to repeat it here instead of writing a...